Even if you don't know Jim Woodring's name, there's a decent chance you've seen his work somewhere in the past 30 years or so of comics. His character Frank was one of the pivotal indie comics characters of the mid-to-late '90s, and Woodring has written Star Wars and Aliens comics for Dark Horse.
Woodring's most personal work, however, has been in the series simply titled Jim, which ran in the late '80s and mid '90s, and which took a surreal look at the day-to-day life of Woodring (or at least a fictionalized version of him). Fantagraphics will be releasing the first-ever collection of Jim's 10 issues next month, and has released a 21-page preview, which you can check out below.
The Los Angeles Times has released the list of nominees for its prestigious assortment of book prizes, including the finalists in the graphic novel category. Last year's winner was Adam Hines' Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One, which was also
I've never thought the eyes were the window to the soul so much as the desk is. After all, the way a person treats their workspace says a lot about them. Do they work in a cheerful, brightly lit space filled with plants and knick-knacks? Or have they carved out chaotic office spaces amid collapsing towers of paper? The Tumblr blog Where They Draw offers glimpses insi
Movies: The Star Wars films are coming to Blu-ray in September. A set of all six will set you back $140, but they're said to be packed with the kind of extras that make it worth it. The only extra I want is Han shooting first.
We previously reported on esteemed cartoonist Jim Woodring's efforts to raise money towards the construction of an insanely large, seven-foot steel-tip dip pen. The creator of Frank and Weathercraft said he needed $4,500 to complete the project that they said couldn't be done, but done it he has. As part of an event he's cal
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